Some of Oxfordshire's fine countryside is to be savoured on this walk, firstly along a section of the South Oxford Canal between Nell Bridge and Wharf Farm Bridge, beautifully peaceful and rural.
Field-paths lead to Clifton, a very pretty little village, the buildings with rustic appeal. Some road-walking follows to reach the edge of Deddington, where the route takes Earls Lane before a footpath with lovely scenery and interesting land contours.
Outlying farms and cottages add their own charm and flavour and the last leg is through a golf course with superb aspects for participants.
The final few yards is along the road to reach the lay-by again, where stands Nell Bridge House and Farm with just a short distance between and the bridge and lock of the same name, a little further on.
RSVP's open at 6PM on Monday 15th April.
We meet in the layby near Nell Bridge which is the canal bridge on the B4100 Anyho Road from Anyho to Adderbury.
We start the walk at 10AM sharp. (Please ensure you're at the start point at least 10 mins beforehand).
The area is shown better in the Map link
Walking World grading: Moderate (Height gain 70m).
Dog friendliness: Unknown (tow paths, footpaths, open fields, some road)
Estimated walk end time: 13:0
For lunch afterwards we'll be going to the The Fox Inn at Souldern for their Sunday lunch. If you would like to go to lunch, please reply to the "Reply below using the Reply button if you would like a place for lunch --------v" Post below.
The Pub have asked me to pre order meals on the day. I'll take your order Sunday morning and call them 11 ish. Please choose from below.
Roast - Beef or Pork £9.95
2 Yorkshire puddings with beef between, onion gravy and mash
STEAK & ALE PIE Served with chips and vegetables£10.95
GREEN THAI CHICKEN CURRY (GF) Served with rice &
COQ AU VIN Served with mash & vegetables£9.95
BEER BATTERED FISH & CHIPS Served with salad and tartar
SEAFOOD CHOWDERWith crusty bread£11.95
LAMB HOT POT (GF)Served with vegetables£9.95
STUFFED PORK LOINPork loin filled with black pudding &
SPICY MIXED BEAN TAGINE (GF & V) Served with rice£9.95
BUTEERNUT SQUASH & WILD MUSHROOM STRUDEL (V)
Served with salad & chips£10.95
Desserts approx £5-6.
If we don't see a request we will a ssume "No" for lunch.
We like to reduce the impact on the areas we visit and its sometimes difficult to find places with adequate parking, so we encourage lift shares with our regular drivers.
If you need a lift, please post below indicating that you'd like a lift.
There's some comprehensive notes on Car Shares on our message board.
We would welcome a donation of around £1 towards ongoing overhead costs associated with the Meetup service and ancillary costs. We would be grateful if this was done before the start of the walk.
For new members or walkers, please read the Walkers Guide thread in the forum.
The number of the OSW group's mobile is [masked] for notification of delay or cancellation, or help with directions if lost. Details on use can be found on our message board.